Amidst all of the calamity we face in life, we must not forget we have a savior, Jesus the Christ in the flesh and the Word of God in the Spirit. The reason we fail is us, not Him. When we see the "wind", "storm" and "rain" of life or become distracted by the cares and riches of this world, we lose trust in Him as the Word.
We know He proved the truth and power of the Word by His own faith to defeat death. Thus, our triumph lies within our hope in Jesus the Christ AND the Word of God which He is, as the "way" to the protections and favor of God. We find our pathway to the victory we need is already written in the Word. Accordingly, when we find ourselves in search of victory, we need to overcome the world and hold tight to the truth of the Word. For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. 1 John 5:4.
Faith IS the victory that overcometh the world, but what is faith? Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1. Okay, but what does all that mean?
First, we must understand there is a faith in God and the faith of God. Mankind may have faith in God, but how do we show it? We have faith in God (and Jesus) because the Word is God (and the spirit of Jesus). Because Jesus proved the truth of the Word with His human life, His human death, and His resurrection from death unto an eternal life by the Spirit that bears truth with the Word, we put our effort in trusting Him and what He (the Word) says.
Faith in the Word IS Faith in God! Our faith begins with faith in the Word of God as our savior at all times here in this world but especially in times of need in this world. The truth of the Word HAS PROVEN to defeat death. When we have faith in the Word, we then benefit and accede to the faith of Jesus, i.e., the faith of God because the Word is God. But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Hebrews 11:6. Having faith in the Word (recalling the Word is God), pleases the Father.
Also remember, the Word of God is a double-edged sword. For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12. In the end, the Word will destroy evil and all of the enemies of God including the unbelievers of the Word. Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. Hebrews 3:12.
Conclusion: Departing from the living God means we "depart" from the Word as our "way" to Him (i.e., the living God) because of an evil heart of unbelief in the Word we know as God. Unbelief in the Word and all that it says for our benefit causes us to lose blessings and brings about the destruction from the enemy because of our departure from the protections of the Word.
Reclaim your status and do not let your carnal mind takeover and make you think the Word is not almighty, because it is-the Word is God. For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. 1 John 5:7. Our firm belief in Him (i.e., in the Word as God) brings us the power of the faith of God from Jesus Himself by the Spirit who proved the truth of it all and saves us from the enemy and death.
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